Big Run State Park Information

​Garrett County in Western Maryland

Big Run State Park
c/o New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536

GPS Address:
Big Run State Park
10368 Savage River Road
Swanton MD 21561
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Primitive Conditions:
Restrooms - Big Run has two waterless toilet facilities, one at the intersection of Big Run Road and Savage River Road, and the other along Big Run Road, near the Monroe Run Pavilion.

Drinking Water - Water is not available at Big Run. Please plan ahead and bring drinking water.

No Cell Phone Service - There is no cell phone service at Big Run State Park. The nearest pay phone is located approximately 8 miles away, at 474 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville, Maryland (across the road from New Germany Lake).

Driving Directions:
From Interstate 68, take Exit 22. Follow Chestnut Ridge Road south 2 miles to the end, and turn left on New Germany Road. Follow New Germany Road south 5 miles, and make a left on Big Run Road. Follow Big Run Road east 5 miles to the end. The park is located at the intersection of Big Run Road and Savage River Road. Campsites - numbered 60 through 90 - are located at the intersection and along Big Run Road.

Hours of Operation:
​8 a.m. to sunset

Hunting Policy:
  • No Hunting
  • Hunting permitted in adjacent State Forest

All Maryland State Parks are trash-free. Please take your trash home with you and remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Alcohol Policy

Alcohol is prohibited in all areas of Big Run State Park, except at the Big Run Pavilion when a special permit has been issued.
Pet Policy:
Pets are welcome at Big Run State Park, but must be leashed and accompanied by owners at all times.